Friday, July 3, 2009

Security guard charged with hacking hospital systems

ComputerWorld
DG News Service - The grainy video shows a bleary-eyed young man in a hoodie inside the Carrell Clinic in Dallas. As he hits the elevator button, the theme music from Mission Impossible plays in the background. "You're on a mission with me: Infiltration," he says to the camera.

Then in the course of the next five minutes, the man, who says he hasn't slept in three days, uses a security key to roam the halls of the hospital and install malicious botnet software on a computer there.

He says he's "infiltrated a very large corporate office," but according to the FBI, he was just working the night shift as a security guard, pretending to break into the very building he was supposed to be guarding.

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